Here’s a list of popular arguments you may or may not have heard before. Don’t know your stance on these topics? Well, you’re here to find out.
by Sindu Vipparthy
1. Feminism is too intense.
True! Feminists just treat all men like they’re the enemy. They’re too intense.
False! Feminism is a valid movement focused on fighting for women’s rights. They’re all for creating equality.
I’m not sure. I don’t think I have enough information to have an opinion.
2. Being gay is unnatural.
Agree! A man and woman were meant to be together. Same-sex couples just aren’t natural.
Disagree! Love is love and gender doesn’t play a part in determining the validity of that. Your makeup isn’t “natural”! So why do you use it?
I’m not too sure. I think I’d stay neutral on this subject.
3. Women shouldn’t be allowed to abort.
Yes! Killing a fetus is still killing. Therefore, pro-life is the correct way to go.
No! What about women victims of sexual assault? I believe that women—not the government—should have control over their own bodies.
Uhh, I think I might stay neutral on this.
4. Vaccines are definitely more helpful than harmful.
Agree! Vaccines are essential in preventing illness and guarding public health. Just look at our Coronavirus situation!
Disagree! Vaccines probably have detrimental side effects. The research about the harms of vaccines, might also be suppressed!
I’m not sure. I think vaccines are good, but in some cases, they might have proved harmful. I’ll stay neutral.
5. Climate Change is overrated and humans most likely aren’t the cause of it.
Yeah! I think that there are a lot of other world issues that need to be focused on more. Also, there’s not enough research to prove that human activity is the cause of climate change.
Absolutely not! Climate Change only started to get worse when humans started using natural gas as energy! Additionally, Climate Change is an issue that affects everyone on Earth. We can’t progress and live our normal lives if everything’s on fire, am I right?
Uhh, I don’t think I have enough information to have a set opinion.
6. LGBTQ+ members should be able to get married.
Absolutely! Marriage is something that everyone should be able to have, regardless of their gender or sexuality. Everyone is completely valid.
I disagree! I believe marriage should only be justified when it’s between a man and a woman.
I think I’m neutral on this topic. LGBTQ+ doesn’t agree with my values but I still support everyone.
7. Individuals should have the right to identify as an alternate gender.
Agree! They need to be respected and no one else has the power to try to oppress them because of how they view themselves.
Disagree! It’s just not normal. You should respect the body given to you.
Hmm. I’m not too sure. I think I’ll stay neutral.
8. Cancel culture is a good way of preventing hate.
Yes! Cancel culture gives the average person the ability to speak out against hate! I think it’s a good thing.
No! It just creates more hate and turns individuals against each other. It might be effective in some cases, but there should be a better way of dealing with hate.
I’m not too sure. I don’t have enough information to form an opinion.
9. The student loan system is overall beneficial to students.
True! The student loan system allows students to progress through educational opportunities without having their financial situation stand in their way.
False! The student loan system ends up backstabbing you in the future and making your situation worse.
Uhh. I think I’ll stay neutral on this topic.